How to Add Vintage Glass Glitter

Adding Glass Glitter

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How to Add Vintage Glass Glitter
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I knew I was going to add black glass glitter to the Eiffel Tower and "Paris" piece so I first used some Distress Stain (Black Soot) for total, easy coverage.

I knew I was going to add black glass glitter to the Eiffel Tower and "Paris" piece so I first used some Distress Stain (Black Soot) for total, easy coverage.

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Be sure to do both sides because they will be noticeable from the back of the shadow box.

Be sure to do both sides because they will be noticeable from the back of the shadow box.

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Next add a good layer of thick glue.

Next add a good layer of thick glue.

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I like it to fully cover the piece and be a bit gloppy so that the glitter will really adhere to the piece.

I like it to fully cover the piece and be a bit gloppy so that the glitter will really adhere to the piece.

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Add a really thick coat. Remember that what doesn't stick can be put back in the container for another day.

Add a really thick coat. Remember that what doesn't stick can be put back in the container for another day.

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I used scissors (because they were there), but anything will work to tap the glitter deep into the glue. Just not your fingers or hand because it's glass. But you know that lol.

I used scissors (because they were there), but anything will work to tap the glitter deep into the glue. Just not your fingers or hand because it's glass. But you know that lol.

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Using a brush as a mini broom, sweep any wayward glitter back into the pile. Don't tip the excess off just yet. Let it dry for a bit. This will give you time to move on to the next piece.

Using a brush as a mini broom, sweep any wayward glitter back into the pile. Don't tip the excess off just yet. Let it dry for a bit. This will give you time to move on to the next piece.

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For my tiny mirror, I first painted with Tarnished Brass and Antique Linen, again to help the glitter look more solid.

For my tiny mirror, I first painted with Tarnished Brass and Antique Linen, again to help the glitter look more solid.

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I LOVE this Viva Decor Inka Gold metal gloss paint. A little goes a long way and you can use it on so many different types of surfaces.

I LOVE this Viva Decor Inka Gold metal gloss paint. A little goes a long way and you can use it on so many different types of surfaces.

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This makes my mirror look like actual metal and it's just beautiful.

This makes my mirror look like actual metal and it's just beautiful.

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Next, some glitter. I added a large puddle of glue and then used a pin to make a nice, even, oval shape for my mirror.

Next, some glitter. I added a large puddle of glue and then used a pin to make a nice, even, oval shape for my mirror.

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Add an avalanche of glass glitter and use your pin again to neaten the edges.

Add an avalanche of glass glitter and use your pin again to neaten the edges.

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Add a touch of Viva Decor Inka Gold to your Dresden as well to make all of the "metal" match.

Add a touch of Viva Decor Inka Gold to your Dresden as well to make all of the "metal" match.

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First I added some pink "jewels" to the mirror. Then equal amounts of gold in between.

First I added some pink "jewels" to the mirror. Then equal amounts of gold in between.

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All done!

All done!

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The same technique was used on my other glass glitter pieces as well.

The same technique was used on my other glass glitter pieces as well.

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Add one color at a time when using multiple and let each dry for a few minutes before moving to the next color.

Add one color at a time when using multiple and let each dry for a few minutes before moving to the next color.

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A gold metal flower adds more flare and dimension.

A gold metal flower adds more flare and dimension.

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